Social Policy in the United States Future Possibilities in Historical Perspective

ISBN-10: 069103785X

ISBN-13: 9780691037851

Edition: 1996

Authors: Theda Skocpol

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Health care, welfare, Social Security, employment programs--all are part of ongoing national debates about the future of social policy in the United States. In this wide-ranging collection of essays, Theda Skocpol shows how historical understanding, centered on governmental institutions and political alliances, can illuminate the limits and possibilities of American social policymaking both past and present. Skocpol dispels the myth that Americans are inherently hostile to social spending and suggests why President Clinton's health care agenda was so quickly attacked despite the support of most Americans for his goals.
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Book details

List price: $57.50
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/11/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Theda Skocpol is professor of government and sociology at Harvard University and the author of Boomerang: Health Care Reform and the Turn Against Government.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: American Social Policies: Future Possibilities in Historical Perspective
Ch. 1
Ch. 2
Ch. 3
Ch. 4
Ch. 5
Ch. 6
Ch. 7
Ch. 8
Ch. 9
Ch. 10
Conclusion: Remaking U.S. Social Policies for the 21st Century
Index
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